Vaughn Horton

George Vaughn Horton (born Broad Top, Pennsylvania, June 5, 1911; died New Port Richey, Florida, February 29, 1988) was an American songwriter and performer. Usually credited as "Vaughn Horton" or "George Vaughn", he wrote or contributed to the success of a number of popular songs, including Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Hillbilly Fever, Sugar-Foot Rag, Mockin' Bird Hill, and the Christmas song Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 5, 1911, Died February 29, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: steel guitar, guitar, composer, electric guitar, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 178 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068201 10-in. 10/29/1941 Will you wait for me, little darlin'? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-068202 10-in. 10/29/1941 I'll be in the Army for a stretch Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-068203 10-in. 10/29/1941 Where are you now? Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-068204 10-in. 10/29/1941 She taught me to yodel Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo and yodeling, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor E0VB-4025 10-in. 3/27/1950 You better get down on your knees and pray Johnnie and Jack ; Tennessee Mountain Boys Male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4639 10-in. 5/19/1950 Jolly old St. Nicholas Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor E0VB-5687 10-in. 9/27/1950 Mockin' bird hill Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band composer  
Victor E1FB-1722 10-in. 4/5/1951 El sinsonte Trío América Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor D6VB-1319 10-in. 3/7/1946 Heart break trail Pecos River Rogues ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0415 10-in. 1/5/1947 Teardrops in my heart Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal quartet, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-0833 10-in. 5/7/1947 Sold down the river Blue Sky Boys Male vocal duet, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-0915 10-in. 5/23/1947 It takes a long long train with a red caboose (to carry my blues away) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0916 10-in. 5/23/1947 Don't make me sorry Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0917 10-in. 5/23/1947 Don't look now (but your broken heart is showing) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0918 10-in. 5/23/1947 Pal in Palo Alto Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0986 10-in. 6/18/1947 Spanish polka Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0987 10-in. 6/18/1947 Believe me, I'll be leaving you Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0988 10-in. 6/18/1947 If I'd only been true to you Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0989 10-in. 6/18/1947 Mountain polka Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0990 10-in. 6/20/1947 You never miss the water till the well runs dry Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with recitation and string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0991 10-in. 6/20/1947 Lead me gently home, father Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0992 10-in. 6/20/1947 Too high, too wide, too low Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-0993 10-in. 6/20/1947 Out in Pioneertown Sons of the Pioneers Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor D7VB-1204 10-in. 6/25/1947 One golden curl Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D7VB-1229 10-in. 7/3/1947 Don't cry over me Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 178 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Horton, Vaughn," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110375.

Horton, Vaughn. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110375.

"Horton, Vaughn." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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